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Greater Cincinnati chapter of NSHMBA announces new Board of Directors


The National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), headquartered in Irving, Texas, was established in 1988 and serves 29 chapters and more than 6,200 members in the United States and Puerto Rico. It exists to foster Latino leadership through graduate management education and professional development.


According to the NHSMBA, it works to prepare Latinos for leadership positions throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, so that these leaders can “provide the cultural awareness and sensitivity vital in the management of the nation’s diverse workforce.”


In October 2006, Cincinnati was the host to NSHMBA’s national conference, where more than 7,000 Latino MBAs and students, 250 companies, and 90 academic institutions gathered at the Duke Energy Center.


This Cincinnati chapter recently announced its new officers for 2007:


José Guerra, President
Gema Bahns, Executive VP
Glenna Anderson, VP Corporate Recruiting
Michael Beck, VP Marketing
Robert Chaves, VP Compliance/Secretary
Daniel Conde, Ph.D., VP University Relations
Juan Lazarde, VP Membership
Lisette Martínez, VP Education
Antonio Muñiz-Olán, President – Emeritus
Esperanza Tovar, VP Events
Katia Valencia-Hoffer, VP Finance/Treasurer


José Guerra is the founder and president of L5 Source, an IT near-shore outsourcing services firm, developing and delivering IT application development services and consulting to U.S.-based firms. 


According to the chapter’s press release, Guerra’s positions at Procter & Gamble, Convergys, Nine West Group, and Duke Energy have allowed these companies to streamline their supply chains, grow market share, and strengthen customer-supplier relationships.


Guerra is also the finance officer of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA (HCCUSA) and serves on the board of Hispanics Avanzando Hispanics (HAH), a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise funds in support of Latino philanthropic organizations with primary focus on health care and education.


Guerra is an executive mentor at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business. He did his undergraduate work at the Universidad Iberoamericana in México City and obtained his MBA from Xavier University, graduating Beta Gamma Sigma.  He is also a member of the IEEE Computer Society, the Association of Computing Machinery, and founder and board member of the recently formed Hispanic IT Executive Council, a non-profit organization whose mission is to prepare Latino IT executives to be world class business and IT leaders.  




Internet: More info concerning NSHMBA at www.nshmba.org






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